BevNET Live: Financial Panel to feature PCG, Silverwood, First Beverage

As part of its commitment to providing beverage entrepreneurs with the most current, applicable information — and connections — to help their businesses grow, BevNET Live is pleased to announce that participants on its financial panel won’t just be there to answer questions, but to share knowledge.

To that end, the three panelists, Brent Knudsen, the managing partner of Partnership Capital Growth,  Mike Burgmaier, a managing director at Silverwood Partners, and Tom First, managing partner at First Beverage Group, will provide three short talks on aspects of the beverage financing game that are highly relevant to BevNET Live attendees. Knudsen will discuss capital availability and the growth of new capital resources that may want to work with beverage companies; Burgmaier will offer insights on the kinds of information that investors currently prize the most as they consider whether they will commit their funds; First will show attendees the best ways to deploy new capital to maximize growth while keeping the confidence of investors. An extended question and answer period will follow.

Over the past three years, BevNET Live has become a gathering place for both entrepreneurial beverage companies seeking investment, and a strong class of  investors who can help fuel their growth. With a combination of targeted insights and freewheeling discussion, the conference offers the best opportunity for them to learn each others’ goals and methods for the most profitable financial outcome.

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To learn more about how your company can sponsor BevNET LIVE, contact the BevNET Sales team at 617-715-9696 or

About BevNET Live

BevNET Live will return to the Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica on Dec. 5 and 6, 2011. Over the course of the two-day event, BevNET Live provides presentations from leading beverage executives, in-depth breakout sessions, a “mini-expo” of supplier and beverage exhibits, and ample networking time. The conference is attended by entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers, investors and others who are interested in the cutting edge of the beverage business.